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What you need to Set Up a Poker Night at Home


Wherever you may be in the world right now, chances are you’re in some level of lockdown, quarantine, or self-isolation. Either way, social distancing and staying at home is all we’ve been hearing about lately. Entertainment venues all over the world had to close down because of Covid-19, including all the casinos. So, if you’ve been missing the glamour and the atmosphere of your favourite casino, we’ve got the next best thing for you: bring the casino to you. Here are our top tips to recreate a classy casino atmosphere and set up the perfect Poker night at home.

The Basics 

Casinos may be closed due to lockdowns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate a similar experience at home. The first step is to invest in the equipment you need to play a basic game of Poker. All you need is a good deck of playing cards and some poker chips to get you started. You can splurge on some luxury Poker chips sets if you’re going for a really sophisticated casino experience at home, but any basic card deck and chipset will serve the purpose and you can easily get some Poker sets for very reasonable prices online. 

Decide the Intensity! 

The next step is to decide the intensity of the Poker game you’re playing at home by agreeing on whether to play for cash or just for fun. If you’re playing for cash, then it’s especially important to agree on some betting limits with all of your guests to avoid any conflicts and keep the game fun. The betting limits should be set before any cards are dealt because if they change during the game, it can get very confusing and frustrating for players. If you want some inspiration for Poker games to play at home, you’ll find plenty of exciting games to replicate at home at

Create an Atmosphere! 

Creating the right atmosphere is probably one of the most important steps to consider if you want to get as close to the real-life casino atmosphere as possible. The right atmosphere will be key to making sure your guests have a great experience and you can start by setting a dress code. Ignoring the fact that you’re playing at home and not at the casino, it’s still fun to dress the part with a fancy dress code. Set the atmosphere right with a good Poker-themed playlist which you can easily find on YouTube and accompany that with some themed cocktails and homemade nibbles.


 Even though casinos are closed during the lockdown, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a good game of Poker at home with your friends. It might not be the same atmosphere, but with the right decorations, background music, and a proper deck of cards and chips, you can host a fun Poker night at home, even whilst social distancing. Take it even further with a dress code and some themed cocktails and your home casino can be just as fun. And if you’re playing for real cash – even low stakes – that’s as close as you can get to the real casino experience at home.

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